Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz

Adi Meyerson is a young bassist and composer living in New York City. She shows a healthy respect for jazz tradition on her debut CD but also shows the ability to play around with more open-ended musical forms.

Most of the tracks have the feel of a hard-blowing ’60s jazz combo with Joel Frahm‘s tenor sax and Freddie Hendrix‘s trumpet swooping and punching in unison over lively rhythm playing before soaring into their individual solos. “Eunice” has a slow, throbbing bass line underscoring gorgeous blues crying from both horns, “A Touch Of Grey” is a moving and sentimental ballad that features haunting piano by Mike King and soulfully subdued tenor by Frahm and “A ‘D’ Train” and “Rice & Beans” have the swagger and drive of a classic Herbie Hancock or Lee Morgan Blue Note session with the horns swaying along tight melody grooves and King going on sparking piano runs.

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